Solar patio umbrellas sold at Costco recalled after multiple fires

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in a news release urged customers to “immediately stop using” the SunVilla 10 foot Solar LED Market Umbrella.The umbrellas were produced by California-based SunVilla Corp., the news release says. They feature LED lights on the inside arms and a solar panel with a black cover at the top of the umbrella.”The lithium-ion batteries in the umbrella’s solar panels can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards,” the CPSC said.The umbrellas were sold at Costco warehouses and online for between $130 and $160 from December 2020 through May 2022, the CPSC said.In the United States there were “three reports of solar panels catching fire

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